One of my summertime resolutions is to include one picnic meal in our weekly meal plan. I know, big dreams. But, we have so many beautiful parks and beaches nearby, it’s a shame not to get out and about.
I’m mentally gathering menu ideas so that I’m still jazzed about packing a weekly picnic six weeks from now. Sandwiches, snacky dinners, and pasta salads are at the top of the list. And so is this potato salad I dreamed up this past weekend.
I love potato salad, but since my daughter is allergic to eggs, I’m avoiding mayonnaise. And since I’m avoiding too much soy in our diet, I’m also avoiding vegannaise, though I’ve heard it’s very good. I’m complicated, I know.
A few months ago I tried a loaded potato salad that was out of this world. I bought it at Von’s deli. Grocery store deli salads and hit or miss. This one sunk my battleship. Oh my! It was good.
Bacon, cheddar cheese, and potatoes? How could you go wrong? It also was loaded with sour cream. And while I have no fear of fat, or at least no palpable fear of fat, I still think a salad dressed completely in sour cream is a little excessive. Particularly so when bacon and cheddar are already at the party. A girl must draw the line somewhere.
So, my non-mayonnaise, non-soy, non-sour cream solution was Greek yogurt. Hello! That stuff is good. Voskos sent me a few coupons to sample it, and I’m more than happy to make potato salad with it!
This potato salad is delish. You should make it. Really. And then come back and tell me what you think. But, pack it for a picnic first. And enjoy your peeps. And then come back.
Recipe: Loaded Potato Salad with Greek Yogurt, Bacon, and Cheddar
- 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and chopped
- 2 Tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
- In a large pot of salted water, boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and cool.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the cooled potatoes, the bacon, red onion, Greek yogurt, and cheese. Stir gently to combine. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Chill before serving.
What do YOU like to serve at a picnic?
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Disclosure: I was sent product coupons from Voskos. I was not compensated in any way. My opinions are my own.
Next week: Salads